La Ventana Cental Campground | Established Campground

Mexico

Details

Verified:
6 months ago
Altitude:
3.0 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
wot

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Warm
Water:
Natural Source
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Yes

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Description

Original 'gringo ghetto'. Packed campground with showers and toilets. Sand lot with a few trees if you can find an open spot. Secure parking, beach access. Right next door to restaurants and convenience store. Good place if kiteboarding or windsurfing since you can launch right out front and lots of options for lessons and rentals very nearby. If you want a more peaceful option down the road a few kilometers there is another smaller place up on a bluff with nice view.

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Municipal Camp Ground right on beach but all beach sites filled with all-season kite surfing RVers but space for a night or two near the road - noisy - water, toilets and showers included 300 pesos a night

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It's a pretty cool spot. clean bathrooms hot-ish showers (not that we needed hot water), the restaurant is only open Thursday-Sunday during the slow summer months. the gentleman wanted to charge us 300 pesos, but we were able to negotiate 250 per night for two nights. Friendly people are both staying and working here.

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Update: be very careful with entitled people here. As I was backing into a marked and proper spot (spot #100) I had a drunk guy pop out of his RV (on spot #99) yelling in English that there was plenty of room "somewhere else" for us to park. This was not true, nor a nice way to engage people doing business with the campground. This was also none of his business, as he was paying just for spot #99. This person was aggressive, and super drunk at 4pm.

Some of these people camping for the winter to kite surf appear to feel entitled to these kind of claims when it comes to where one chooses to park. They cost the campground money (we were gonna stay quite a bit of time) and make a pure cringe spectacle. While he got a piece of my mind and ended up going back to his RV, we left as he completely killed the vibe of the place.

If you run into one of these *holes, make sure to stand your ground and show them they don't own the campground, nor it's acceptable to act the way they act up North when someone gets close to their lawn. And if you are one of these people, consider not traveling here.

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Packed campground. Don't go by the pictures here, at least in January this place was several rows of tightly packed long term setups, semi-permanent tents around RVs, etc. We found space to pitch a tent for a night at the edge, close to the main road, which is a literal 60 seconds walk to the beach.

Vibe was great. Tons of people with kite surfing equipment, seemingly making the best out of their time. Felt safe.

I noticed water hookups. The bathrooms were seriously spotless. I saw a person cleaning them in the evening, and then again cleaning them in the morning. Took a shower in the morning and it was hot.. not just warm, hot as in having to also open the cold side. Someone did ask me "is the water hot today" which may indicate available hot water may not always be the case.

LTE-wise (Google Fi for us, Telcel towers) it was ok, but not remote working quality. Probably enough to text and to get some picture through or do some light browsing. High ping in the 200s ms. Kept switching me back to 3G and H+, which indicates tower over subscription.

I did not deploy Starlink but saw many dishes on site. There are some tall palm trees close to the edge where the bathrooms are, which is what seems to have more space during the high season, so you may get some obstructions depending on where you camp.

Town seems great, safe, touristy, apparently going through explosive growth as per some of my conversations with locals. Expect to pay a bit more for everything, from beers to food, especially if coming from La Paz prices. Local craft beer available. Some good roadside food options on the way to the next town over (North).

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this place is only really packed during the kite-surfing season (NOV-MAR). We have stayed here 4-5 times during the summer and there's barely anyone here, maybe the odd group on a Saturday night but quiet other than that. we were charged 200MXN/night during the summer period

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Great and safe place. They charged us 250 pesos per night. Water hook and bathrooms. There is an area for disposal of waste water.

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This location is the older one, right after you come in to town. 4G coverage on Verizon. Charged 250 pesos for one night for basic spot, no hookups. Beach side sites occupied by long term residents.Great place to watch kite surfers.

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this place is pretty basic. it does not have electric to the sides it does not have hot water it does not have wi-fi. you essentially just get the parking spot it does have water in it also has a place to dump. but for 200 a night you can find better.

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This is La Ventana central campground, run by the local Ejido. El Sargento CG is a privately run cg a few kilometers north.

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When we arrived there were a few spots open. We camped near the fence alongside the road. It was a bit noisy at night. The people are super friendly. We paid 150p per night.

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Stayed 2 weeks at $10 US a day under the shade tree, mellow with lotta Canadians, RV’s but can find cool shade tree spots, right on the beach, COLD showers but super clean bathrooms and toilets....6-7 restaurants and 3-4 stores within short walking distance ... El Sargento has everything you need.

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Price has gone up to $200 mx per night. Showers are still salty and cold. This place can get full during peak kiting season.

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nous sommes resté une nuit ici , sympa pour le kite et la planche à voile , blindé de monde . 150 pesos . Pêche et snorkeling avant le levé du vent vers 11 heures . ...

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We stayed 2 nights there. Snowbirds were settling down. We were there at the right time before it is too crowdy and we can't see the ocean anymore... Prices at the entrance seems to be for the snowbirds as we only paid 100m$ per night. There is no electricity. The manager told us to use the electriciry from the bathroom to plug our van but the amper didn't seem to be enough. Nice people.

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Nice camp ground right at the beach. Only busy between november and march. We paid 100 pesos per night for two people and one van. They initially asked 18 dollar though so you have to negociate. Clean showers and toilets, no wifi. Beautiful sunrise and relatively clean beach.

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A buddy and I camped here for a few nights. At the time there way a windsurfing competition going on. i
It was 100MXN per night per bike. Decent accommodations for camping. Cool, party spot to stay the night at. We would camp here again.

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Original gringo ghetto. Packed campground with showers and toilets. Sand lot with a few trees if you can score an open spot. Secure parking, beach access. Right next door to restaurants and convince store. Good place if kiteboarding or windsurfing since you can launch right out front and lots of options for lessons and rentals very nearby. If you want more peaceful option down the road a few kilometers there is another smaller place up on a bluff with nice view.

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